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The facility — for which construction wouldn't finish until mid-to-late 2020 — would be Grainger's first distribution center in the state and could create more than 400 jobs.
2.24.2017
10:15am
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Two thought-leadership articles were among the most-read ID items as of late, while editor Mike Hockett's blog about where distributors ranked on Fortune's annual 'Most Admired Companies' list led content overall.
2.24.2017
10:13am
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The 6,000-square-foot facility will provide value added services to customers in the Eagle Ford Shale Play in South Texas. Value-added services include hose crimping, hose kitting, vendor managed inventories, custom fabrication of hose and a wide...
by United Distribution Group
2.24.2017
10:11am
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Research shows that 35 percent of manufacturers get more than half their annual revenue from after-sales service, but only 12 percent say it’s a key differentiator for their business. This means that revenue and profits from after-sales service could be...
by Gary Brooks
2.24.2017
9:03am
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The treasurer of ABB's South Korean subsidiary allegedly embezzled and misappropriated millions as part of a "sophisticated criminal scheme," the Swiss robotics engineering giant alleged this week.
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2.23.2017
4:21pm
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The company grew its sales rep count to more than 1,000 by the end of the year, while its average daily sales improved 5.4 percent year-over-year.
2.23.2017
9:54am
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Jack Keough discusses comments from NOW Inc. CEO Robert Workman about the company's Q4 fiscal performance and the market factors impacting it currently and going forward.
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2.23.2017
9:19am
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Fortune recently shared its annual 'World's Most Admired Companies' list, showing that Grainger topped the diversified wholesalers category for a third-straight year. See where other distributors and notable companies were ranked.
2.22.2017
1:01pm
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Industry Brief
In 2016 ICP doubled its number of career events from the year prior, resulting in nearly 15,000 face-to-face encounters through appearances by an ICP Ambassador and/or staff.
by Industrial Careers Pathway
2.22.2017
11:40am
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In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses more positive numbers regarding the overall industrial distribution market, and the formation of Detroit, MI-based Motor City Industrial following the merger of Motor City Fastener and Charlotte, NC-based...
2.22.2017
10:02am
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Industry veteran Dennis Brown joins the team at Tulsa, OK-based AgoNow, where his primary focus will be managing the welding distribution business.
by AgoNow
2.22.2017
9:51am
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The company has appointed Brad Cowles to the COO position, expanding his role as current Waterworks CIO. The announcement comes less than two weeks after a report surfaced saying HD Supply is looking to sell its Waterworks unit.
by HD Supply Waterworks
2.22.2017
9:32am
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PIP has appointed Matt Moseley at a new National Account Manager, while Carlos Melo has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager for New York and New England.
by PIP Industrial Products
2.21.2017
5:28pm
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Addison, IL-based fluid power distributor SunSource announced that COO David Sacher has been promoted to chief executive, while the company's current CEO Justin Jacobi will transition to the role of executive chairman.
by SunSource
2.21.2017
5:12pm
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Wolseley has signed an agreement to merge Tobler, its Swiss plumbing and heating business, with Walter Meier AG, a Swiss heating and HVAC distributor. 
by Wolseley
2.21.2017
2:25pm
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ISA's January Distributor Index posted its second-largest one-month gain of the past year, and its highest reading in 11 months. It's the latest sign of continued recovery in the U.S. industrial products market.
2.21.2017
2:11pm
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The home improvement retailer's Q4 sales posted healthy year-over-year sales growth of 5.8 percent in Q4. The Home Depot didn't share details of sales or profit from Interline Brands.
2.21.2017
12:35pm
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Genuine Parts Company reported its quarterly fiscal numbers on Tuesday, showing healthy sales and profit gains at Motion Industries, with flat sales and declining profit at EIS Inc.
2.21.2017
12:13pm
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C.A. Dillon Jr., former president of Raleigh, NC-based Dillon Supply and longtime public address announcer for North Carolina State University, died Feb. 16 at the age of 91.
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2.21.2017
10:28am
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The event, held Jan. 23-25 in Dallas, TX, brought together more than 230 e-commerce leaders within 140 AD member organizations.
2.21.2017
9:58am
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One tried-and-true way for distributors to encourage customers to do business with them rather than the competition  is through incentive travel. If you use incentive travel to incite growth, ask these questions to evaluate your strategy and maximize the...
by Jill Anonson
2.21.2017
9:03am
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The total U.S. active rig count grew by another 10 last week, with gains in both the oil and gas rig counts to a combined total now at 751. That's up 46.1 percent from a year earlier, and up 85.9 percent since bottoming out at 404 in May 2016.
2.20.2017
10:32am
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Quincy, MA-based P.V. Sullivan is a plumbing and heating distributor serving Boston and eastern Massachusetts, serving New England's largest contractors and plumbing professionals.
by Ferguson Enterprises
2.17.2017
3:48pm
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Hazel Park, MI-based Motor City Fastener has doubled in size with the acquisition of Charlotte, NC-based EMCO Inc., resulting in the formation of Motor City Industrial.
by Motor City Industrial
2.17.2017
11:57am
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While acquisition and earnings news continue to be popular items on ID, the most-read items of late have been articles/blogs regarding factors impacting the overall industrial products market and what to expect throughout 2017.
2.17.2017
10:26am
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MRC Q4 sales sunk 26 percent year-over-year, with U.S. sales down 29 percent. Still, CEO Andrew Lane noted optimism in recent customer spending and a return to sales and profit growth in 2017.
2.17.2017
10:11am
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Today's B2B buyers want to engage with distributors and manufacturers in a streamlined, customized fashion. Therefore, if distributors don’t integrate the right technology to perfect digital offerings soon, they’ll risk falling farther and farther behind...
by Scott Webb
2.17.2017
9:07am
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Winsupply's new Lake Elsinore, CA location serves fire sprinkler system contractors throughout southern California, led by manager Bryan Greer and his team of 13 employees.
by Winsupply
2.16.2017
4:22pm
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U.S. industrial production has grown a healthy 0.9 percent over the past two months, with machinery manufacturing registering the largest durable goods gain in January.
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2.16.2017
10:08am
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comScore reported Monday that U.S. e-commerce Q4 spending totaled $109.3 billion, with nearly 21 percent coming from mobile devices. See the numbers here.
by comScore
2.16.2017
9:27am
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Distributors run into contract issues on a regular basis. Here, Fred Mendelsohn discusses the classic "battle of the forms" that often arises and provides a real case example of how such a situation was resolved.
by Fred Mendelsohn
2.16.2017
9:25am
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Dallas, TX-based Crawford has been awarded $199,000 as part of a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for North Central and Greater Dallas areas.
by Crawford Electric Supply
2.16.2017
9:22am
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While indicating continued contraction in the power transmission/motion control industry, the index showed a noticeable rise from Q3.
by PTDA
2.15.2017
3:34pm
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Check out WRDW 12's newscast about Airgas being investigated for a liquid nitrogen leak at a Xytex Tissue Services in Augusta, GA that resulted in the death of a Richmond County deputy and put a Xytec employee in serious condition. Airgas leases,...
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2.15.2017
3:26pm
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In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses a report of HD Supply exploring a sale of its Waterworks Unit, a contributed article about the growing impact of Amazon Business on the industrial products market, and our Distributor Profile on B...
2.15.2017
11:00am
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The company's year-over-year sales decline continued in Q4, though it showed sequential improvement for a second straight quarter as rig counts have improved.
2.15.2017
10:09am
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Already constructing a 207,000-square-foot addition to its Brookfield, WI headquarters building, the company is asking permission to add two more buildings and renovate others at that site.
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2.15.2017
9:36am
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ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses recent comments made by NAW and Winsupply chairman Richard Schwartz regarding why there has never been a better time than now for the economic system to re-invent itself.
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2.15.2017
9:22am
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Effective March 1, former Sonepar North American Region President will become the company's new COO. The company also announced new appointments for management of Sonepar International Services, Asia Pacific Area and Latin Area.
by Sonepar
2.14.2017
3:14pm
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Brookfield, WI-based Anderson Process, a supplier of process equipment and services, has announced that it has acquired Werner-Todd Pump Company, a long-standing pump distributor and service provider in the Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky regions.
by Anerson Process
2.14.2017
12:57pm
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